Thursday, January 28, 2010

Übermensch

I love this picture of the Übermensch.

The Übermensch is Nietzsche's ideal person, and in my view he is intended to be like Christ but for atheists and nihilists -- the perfect person who leads the way to atheist salvation -- whatever that means. 


"Übermensch" is translated as "Overman", but "Superman" is probably better. This site says "Transhuman."


This picture is such a cross of cultures with Nietzshe's mustache pasted on the popculture comic Superman clothing. So courageous and heroic.  




"I teach you the Übermensch. Man is something to be surpassed. What have you done to surpass mankind?"


— Friedrich NietzscheAlso Sprach Zarathustra



Sorry I don't have a source on the art work.